Cumbria Way

Travel Information

Detailed Travel Information for the Cumbria Way will be supplied in your Information Pack, but the following may help with your planning.

Arriving into England

By Air:
Nearest International Airport: Manchester Airport.
There is a direct train service from the airport to Ulverston (journey time 2 hours 15 minutes).

By Rail:
Nearest Railway Station: Ulverston.
There are regular train services north from London Euston to Lancaster or Preston and south from Glasgow, then change trains for Ulverston (journey time 3 hours 45 minutes and 3 hours 15 minutes).

By Road:
If you plan to travel by car it is usually possible to leave it at the Guest House or Hotel at the start or end of your walk, for the duration of your holiday. We can check this for you when your booking is confirmed. National Express coaches also serve Lancaster, Preston and Windermere. From Windermere, local buses run to Ulverston six times per day.

Getting to Ulverston

From Ulverston train station it is a 5 minutes walk to your accommodation.

Returning from Carlisle

By Rail:
Regular train services operate to London Euston (journey time 3 hours 30 minutes) and north to Scotland on the West Coast line. To return to Manchester Airport take a train to Preston and change trains (journey time 2 hours 30 minutes).

By Bus:
National Express coach services serve Carlisle. If you have left a car in Ulverston (off road parking only) take a train from Carlisle to Lancaster and connect with a service to Ulverston.

Taxi Service:
If you would rather travel to Ulverston and return from Carlisle by taxi, then we'd be delighted to provide you with the contact details of taxi companies who offer this service.

Train Tickets
Great savings can be made by buying your train tickets in advance through the Trainline website at Although tickets can only be mailed to a UK address, overseas customers can still order tickets in advance and collect them from a Fast Ticket machine in the UK. Fast Ticket machines are located in most mainline railway stations.